Vanilla Pretzel Cupcakes

Happy Thursday friends! We’re thrilled to be sharing @anotherfoodpic Vanilla Pretzel Cupcake recipe! Andrea and Ray, the awesome couple behind @anotherfoodpic, are total foodies. Despite having very busy schedules, Andrea and Ray still find time to bake! They shared their delicious recipe with us so here we are. Let’s begin!

vanilla pretzel cupcakes

Tools

  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Large mixing bowl (2 bowls)
  • Mixing spoons
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Cupcake trays
  • Cupcake liners
  • Icing pipe

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • All-purpose flour (1 ½ cups)
  • Baking powder (1 teaspoon)
  • Salt (½ teaspoon)
  • Softened butter (½ cup)
  • Granulated sugar (1 cup)
  • Eggs (2 large eggs)
  • Nature’s Flavors Natural Horchata Extract (1 teaspoon)
  • Nature’s Flavors Natural Vanilla Extract (1 teaspoon)
  • Whole milk (½ cup, or preferred milk)
vanilla pretzel cupcakes

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Softened unsalted butter (½ cup)
  • Softened cream cheese (8 ounces)
  • Nature’s Flavors Natural Vanilla Extract (1 teaspoon)
  • Powdered sugar (4 cups)

To garnish

  • Nature’s Flavors Natural Chocolate Syrup
  • Pretzels
vanilla pretzel cupcakes

The Breakdown

Cupcakes

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350°.
  2. Prep your cupcake trays with cupcake liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift the flour and the baking powder together and mix. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the softened butter, sugar, and salt until all the ingredients are well combined.
  5. Slowly, add one egg at a time and mix.
  6. Add Nature’s Flavors Natural Vanilla Extract and Nature’s Flavors Natural Horchata Extract.
  7. Add half of the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix until everything is well combined.
  8. Slowly add in the milk and mix.
  9. Now, add the other half of the dry ingredients into the mixture and mix, mix, mix!
  10. Evenly distribute the batter into each cupcake liner (½ full). 
  11. Bake the cupcakes for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow them to cool on a baking tray for 15 minutes before icing.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and the softened butter. Mix until smooth.
  2. Add in the powdered sugar and mix for 2 minutes. 
  3. Add in Nature’s Flavors Natural Vanilla Extract and Nature’s Flavors Natural Horchata Extract.

Prep

  1. Once your cupcakes have cooled, ice each cupcake using an icing pipe.
  2. Drizzle some of Nature’s Flavors Natural Chocolate Syrup and top it off with a pretzel!
  3. Enjoy these Vanilla Pretzel Cupcakes!

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Chocolate Banana Horchata Shake

In case you don’t know what horchata is, horchata is a drink that’s made from rice and cinnamon and it’s usually sweetened with sugar. It’s enjoyed throughout many parts of the world because it’s just so delicious! Today we made a Chocolate Banana Horchata Shake! We used our Organic Horchata Extract to bring out those yummy flavors. You can use whatever milk you’d like, we just happened to use soy milk for this recipe. Here are some of the ingredients and materials that you’ll need.

chocolate horchata protein shake

Ingredients

chocolate horchata protein shake

Tools

Directions

  1. Place the soy milk, Nature’s Flavors Organic Cocoa Powder, banana, Nature’s Flavors Organic Horchata Extract, cinnamon, and ice cubes in the blender.
  2. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Enjoy your Chocolate Banana Horchata Shake!
chocolate horchata protein shake

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Chocolate Strawberry Fudge

It’s Valentine’s Day week y’all and we’re here with this yummy Chocolate Strawberry Fudge! This fudge is like eating a chocolate covered strawberry, absolutely delicious. Let’s get this ball rolling!

Chocolate Strawberry Fudge

Tools

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Baking pan 9 x 9″
  • Parchment paper
  • Large saucepan
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Wooden mixing spoon
  • Stove top
  • Oven

Ingredients

Shortbread

Chocolate Strawberry Fudge

Fudge

Directions

Shortbread

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 310°.
  2. Prepare a baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Start by making the shortbread. Combine the softened butter, Nature’s Flavors SweetenFX Sugar, Nature’s Flavors Organic Vanilla Extract, and the salt in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the almond flour until the dough forms.
  5. Press the dough onto your prepared pan.
  6. Using a fork, make small pricks all over the dough
  7. Place it in the oven for about 30 minutes or until the edges reach a golden brown color.
  8. Once the shortbread has baked, place it on a cooling rack and allow it to set while you make the fudge.

Fudge

  1. Prepare a baking pan with parchment paper and spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine the butter, heavy cream, marshmallows, Nature’s Flavors SweetenFX Sugar, and salt in a large saucepan. Stir all of the ingredients together on medium heat.
  3. Once the mixture comes to a boil, stir in Nature’s Flavors Organic Vanilla Extract and Nature’s Flavors Organic Strawberry Extract. Keep stirring until everything is well combined.
  4. Turn off the heat and add in the chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate chips completely melt.
  5. Carefully pour a small and even layer of fudge onto the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Scatter pieces of shortbread throughout that first layer. Then add another layer of fudge and another layer of shortbread. Repeat this process until all the fudge is gone.
  7. We added red sprinkles to really get us into that Valentine’s Day spirit!
  8. Allow the fudge to set for about 5 to 6 hours.
  9. Enjoy your Chocolate Strawberry Fudge!
Chocolate Strawberry Fudge

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